Buy Fresh, Buy Local: Sacramento Farmers' Markets

Updated: Aug 6, 2019

Farmers’ markets are one of the oldest ways farmers have sold their own agriculture products directly to consumers. Farmers’ markets eliminate the middleman which cut cost and multiple handling of products. Since California farming has high standards and strict regulations, consumers are assured to obtain in season, California fresh fruits and vegetables. Along with the benefits of high quality, low cost, products, Farmers’ Markets serve as a place for social gathering and community engagement.


The Sacramento Promise Zone has 9 farmers markets. Many of the farmers markets allow people to use their federal benefits (EBT,WIC,etc.) and provide a market match. Market match provides matching funds so that more fruits and vegetables can be bought. For example, a shopper who desires to spend $5 of CalFresh benefits at the farmers’ market will get an extra $5 to spend on fresh produce.

Market match helps to empower low-income shoppers to make healthier food choices without worrying about financial barriers. It creates jobs, local economic development, and civic engagement. More so, Market Match helps to stabilize and support farming communities by providing additional income.


Visit one of the local farmers’ markets below! Engage with your community, eat fresh fruit and bring home lots of vegetables!





Farmers' Markets in the Sacramento Promise Zone

Tuesdays:


Fremont Park

  • Tuesdays, 10:00am-1:30pm, May-September

  • Location: 16th & P Streets

  • WIC, Senior FMNP CalFresh/EBT accepted + Market Match up to $10 per visit

Roosevelt Park

  • 10:00am-2:00pm, May-September

  • Location: 9th & P Streets, Sacramento

  • WIC & Senior FMNP accepted


Wednesdays:


Cesar Chavez Plaza

  • Wednesdays 10:00am-1:30pm, May-October 29th

  • Location: 10th & J Streets, in front of City Hall, Sacramento

  • WIC, Senior FMNP, CalFresh/EBT accepted + Market Match up to $10 per visit


Thursdays:


Capitol Mall

  • Thursdays, 10:00-1:30pm, May 3-September 27

  • Location: Capitol Mall, 6th & Capitol

  • WIC & Senior FMNP accepted

UC Davis Health Systems Farmers Market

  • Thursdays, 3:00pm-7:00pm, May-Oct

  • Location: 45th & X Street

  • CalFresh/EBT accepted

Saturdays:


Midtown Farmers Market

  • Saturdays, 8:00am-1:00pm, year round

  • Location: 20th & J Street

  • CalFresh/EBT accepted + Market Match up to $10 per visit

Oak Park Farmers Market

  • Saturdays, 9:00am-1:00pm, May-Oct

  • Location: 35th & 5th Avenue, McClatchy Park

  • CalFresh/EBT accepted


Sundays:

Certified Farmers Market

  • Open Sundays 8:00am-12:00pm, year round

  • Location: 8th & W. under Hwy 80, Sacramento

  • CalFresh/EBT accepted + Market Match up to $5 per visit

 
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